Dwarf hawkfish

The spotted hawkfish can reach a maximum length of 7cm.

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The Dwarf hawkfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 4 - 46 m , usually 10 - 20 m environment.

The Falco Hawkfish or Dwarf Hawkfish is one of the most commonly seen of the hawkfish. They are a very interesting fish to watch and have very intricate and colorful markings. More

The Dwarf Hawkfish is whitish with red-brown spots on the body that form diagonal bands. There are two thin lines extending ventrally from the eye. A tuft of cirri is present near the tip of each dorsal fin spine. More

The dwarf hawkfish, Cirrhitichthys falco, is a hawkfish of the family Cirrhitidae found across the Indo West Pacific oceans. The spotted hawkfish can reach a maximum length of 7cm. More

The Falco Hawkfish or Dwarf Hawkfish's scientific name is Cirrhitichthys falco. This small saltwater fish is a great for a smaller tank as it only grows to about 3" in length. More

i have a 3-strip damsel and a dwarf hawkfish for sale or trade for other sw fish. hawkfish is about 1 inch now, max is 2 inch. 3-strip damsel is around 1 inch too. 20 for both. pm please. thanks. More

This colorful dwarf hawkfish (also known as Falco's hawkfish, in this case about 2 inches in length) is perched on an outcrop of coral, observing the reef for prey. Hawkfish seem to follow divers around, darting from perch to perch, keeping their distance just out of reach. More

Also known as the Dwarf Hawkfish, it is a less of a threat to invertebrates than other Hawkfish because of its maximum size of less than three inches. More

The dwarf hawkfish, also known as Falco's hawkfish, is a small fish that grows to only two inches in length. It is one of the most common hawkfish species found on the reef. More

Dwarf Hawkfish, also known as Falco Hawkfish, have tons of personality to make up for their small size! They spend much of their timeMore>> 1 Product(s) Starting at $19. More

Common names

bika vatu in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Coral hawkfish in English
Dwarf hawkfish in English
Épervier nain in French (français)
Falco hawkfish in English
Falcon hawkfish in English
La'o-gatala in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Sarasagonbe in Japanese (日本語)
真丝金 in Mandarin Chinese
真絲金 in Mandarin Chinese
短嘴格 in Mandarin Chinese
鋸緣金 in Mandarin Chinese
锯缘金 in Mandarin Chinese
鷹金 in Mandarin Chinese
鹰金 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Cirrhitidae
Genus : Cirrhitichthys
Species : Cirrhitichthys falco
Authority : Randall, 1963